Best known for his loss to WBA Super Featherweight champion Takashi Uchiyama back in 2010, Mukhlis is the only Indonesian to be ranked by the WBO, with whom he is regarded as the #14 Lightweight. Despite that ranking few really rate Mukhlis as a world ranked fighter and many put his high WBO ranking down to the fact he currently holds the WBO Asia Pacific title.
The Indonesian fighter will have his world ranking on the line as he faces Aoki in what, on paper, appears to be a bit of a mismatch. In reality however we imagine this bout could be much tougher for the Indonesian than the records of the men would suggest.
The bout, scheduled to take place at the at the IMP Hall in Osaka, will be held on August 3rd and although for us neither man is a world level fighter but we're still really looking forward to this one and expect it will a thriller between two limited but hard hitting fighters.
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